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Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™

It's Friday, which means it's time for the Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™. Enter your best caption for the following picture:

In a security camera photo released by New Jersey Transit, a flock of wild turkeys stands on the platform at the Ramsey train station in Ramsey, N.J., Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006. NJ Transit spokesman Dan Stessel says the turkeys flew away after this video image was taken and it is unknown where they came from. (AP Photo/NJ Transit)

Winners will be announced Sunday. Oh, by the way, the contest winner will be entered as a finalist in the Wizbang Tech PS3 Giveaway...

Update: Winners announced. Click on the link to read the winning entries. The contest is now closed.


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Comments (111)

Congress adjurnes for Holid... (Below threshold)

Congress adjurnes for Holiday

The new Democratic party le... (Below threshold)
Brian The Adequate:

The new Democratic party leadership waiting on a train to Washington.

"Take the last train to Clu... (Below threshold)

"Take the last train to Clucksville, and I'll meet you at the station."

The outgoing Republican lea... (Below threshold)

The outgoing Republican leadership contemplates, "What if we had touched the Social Security 'third rail'?"

A scene from the new film, ... (Below threshold)

A scene from the new film, "Borat, Turkey In The City."

An ad for the new Amturkey ... (Below threshold)

An ad for the new Amturkey Train Company that has recently gobbled up Amtrak.

Hey someone get Kerry out o... (Below threshold)

Hey someone get Kerry out of our photo op.

Little did they know they w... (Below threshold)

Little did they know they were waiting for...
the gravy train.

"Dammit! Left my shotgun at... (Below threshold)

"Dammit! Left my shotgun at home again!"

Menendez and his staff prep... (Below threshold)

Menendez and his staff prepare to return to DC following the Thanksgiving recess.

12 gauge, don't leave home ... (Below threshold)

12 gauge, don't leave home without it.

"With God as my witness, I ... (Below threshold)

"With God as my witness, I thought turkeys could ride trains!" (WKRP...? Anyone? ...sorry.)

"Can you hear me now? Good.... (Below threshold)

"Can you hear me now? Good."

"Amtrak!!! Dang it, I still... (Below threshold)

"Amtrak!!! Dang it, I still sound like that Aflac duck, no matter how hard I try."

The latest evolution in sma... (Below threshold)

The latest evolution in smart mobs.

Here we come a wattle-ing a... (Below threshold)

Here we come a wattle-ing along the tracks so clean,
Here we come a waddling as we pluck and preen.

Love and joy come to you,
and to you some giblets too.
And God bless you and send you a wonderful cold beer. And God grant you a piece of my dead rear.

Frank, for the last time, q... (Below threshold)

Frank, for the last time, quit singin' that "I Ran" song. We are NOT a flock of seagulls, for pete's sake!!

"For the Truth the Turkey i... (Below threshold)

"For the Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America...He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage, and would not hesitate to board a train in the middle of New Jersey for no apparent reason in an orderly fashion." -Benjamin Franklin

"Alright, who's bright idea... (Below threshold)

"Alright, who's bright idea was it to tell the lobbyist we wouldn't accept free flight tickets?"


"Harman, don't get so close to the edge, Pelosi's right beside you".


"I left my Capital-One card at home so I could get a whiff of Earl."

"And then we use the box cu... (Below threshold)

"And then we use the box cutters to force the engine crew to run us directly into the White House as we all scream Allahu Aves!"

OK. Everybody remember the ... (Below threshold)

OK. Everybody remember the plan? Stick close and let me do all the talkin'. And try to act natural.

Over the loudspeaker.. "The... (Below threshold)

Over the loudspeaker.. "The yellow line is for loading and unloading of fowl only."

"Ok, fellas, clearly PETA i... (Below threshold)

"Ok, fellas, clearly PETA is running low on cash. Last time we got a limo ride and promises of a hotel with a jacuzzi. What gives?"

as the armani clad speaker ... (Below threshold)

as the armani clad speaker elect and her hens walked by, passengers wondered "What is that Fowl" odor ??????????

Disguised as turkeys the ga... (Below threshold)

Disguised as turkeys the gang's escape was perfect...but for one security camera!

It's not safe around here t... (Below threshold)

It's not safe around here today. We've gotta get out of town, quick!

The annual Democrate gather... (Below threshold)

The annual Democrate gathering of the "Why did the Turkey Cross the Train Tracks" alumni.

"Gobble gobble?"... (Below threshold)

"Gobble gobble?"

"Gobble gobble gobble gobble!"

"Gobble gobble gobble?"

"Gobble gobble BWAK-AH!"


I'm sorry, I guess it loses... (Below threshold)

I'm sorry, I guess it loses something in translation.


"That is right, my feathery... (Below threshold)

"That is right, my feathery brethren. Soon the whole world will be Ahmadinejadized! Mwahahaha!"

They all stormed out and ca... (Below threshold)

They all stormed out and caught the first train away after Michael Richards screamed that he could STILL have THEM upside down with a fork up their @$$es.
He swears he isn't racist, that he was just talking about Thanksgiving, but I think we all know what's up there.

NJ Senator Bob Menendez and... (Below threshold)

NJ Senator Bob Menendez and staff wait for the train back to Washington, one step ahead of the FBI.

"Just tell him it's wabbit ... (Below threshold)

"Just tell him it's wabbit season and be casual. Blend in."

"Wow! That was a fabulous T... (Below threshold)
Rachel Edith:

"Wow! That was a fabulous Thanksgiving. Greatl game. Wonderful meal. Human tastes like chicken to me."

"Don't make eye contact and... (Below threshold)
Jim in Texas:

"Don't make eye contact and stay together, and for GAWD sake DON'T show any thigh!!!"

"March of the Turkey's"... (Below threshold)

"March of the Turkey's"

"Tom, have you read the com... (Below threshold)

"Tom, have you read the company's new benefits plan?
There is something strange about our health and life insurance. We have no coverage for the last two weeks of November. What's so special about November?"

A Wizbang gizzard thang!</p... (Below threshold)

A Wizbang gizzard thang!

Having barely survived Than... (Below threshold)
Mirror, mirror:

Having barely survived Thanksgiving, these turkeys wait for the train to Dearborn, MI--their first stop in a long journey to Iran. According to one of the toms, they intend to emigrate and convert to Islam so they can at least have more rights and freedom than most human women.

AND THE ANNIUAL GATHERING O... (Below threshold)
spurwing plover:


One last horrible one...the... (Below threshold)

One last horrible one...then I think I'm dry.

"(Train approaches flock of wild turkeys.)
(Train pulls away from messy tracks.)"

I'm sorry. That was lame. I think I'm done.

An inconvenient truth about... (Below threshold)

An inconvenient truth about Thanksgiving.. Buzzards fowling up the mass transit system!

"Yea we should let them sta... (Below threshold)

"Yea we should let them stay. They are willing to do jobs most Americans are unwilling to do."

Older Turkey to Younger one... (Below threshold)

Older Turkey to Younger one: "Ever been in a human prison Joey?"

F.B.I. Investigates Fowl Pl... (Below threshold)

F.B.I. Investigates Fowl Play At New Jersey Train Station.

Darn it, we missed our trai... (Below threshold)

Darn it, we missed our train to Butterball...what rotten luck.

Mark Fowley Fan Club Ran Ou... (Below threshold)

Mark Fowley Fan Club Ran Out Of Town.

The passengers shown in thi... (Below threshold)

The passengers shown in this securecam footage were removed from the train at the request of nervous passengers, one in particular who had seen this group huddled together at the terminal. According to the source, the turkeys were babbling to themselves and were occasionally overheard to be saying derogatory statements about American Holidays. Also overheard were words of support for yams and Tofurkey.

The turkeys were onroute to a conference on American-Turkeyish relations and denied any malicious intent or anti-holiday sentiment. The leader of the group, Tom, was quoted as saying, "We support holiday. There is no thought from us to harm."

The turkeys attempted to purchase tickets for a later train but were denied by the counter agent on duty, with the full support of Amtrak.

The White House had no comment.

Okay, this is the plan.... (Below threshold)

Okay, this is the plan.

Sandy, you hit Target.
July, you've got Walmart.
Mom, you've got BestBuy, don't forget Timmy's cyber dinoraptor.
Aunt Sally, for goshsakes remember to be at Chili's by 11:30 so we eat by 1:00.

From left to right; Al Fran... (Below threshold)

From left to right; Al Franken, Cindy Sheehan, Michael Moore, Barbara Streisand, John Kerry, Nancy Polosi, Ted Kennedy & Harry Reid.

Ground control to major tom... (Below threshold)

Ground control to major tom's

Stuffing patrol to major tom's

Put Your neckguard's on and may God's grace go with You..........

Though We've passed the last of four turnstyle's.. Were feeling rather scared.. And were fleeing in a most peculiar waaaaay

Tell our wive's we love them very much

They knooooowww

For here are We gathered at the railway.. Far from our perch.. Planet Earth is blue and there's nothing We can dooooooo.....

As G*d as my witness, I tho... (Below threshold)

As G*d as my witness, I thought turkeys could ride.

or, Survivors from the great WKRP Thanksgiving promotion.

(If you don't know it, go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZByndN_ffyw

The Munchkins believed the ... (Below threshold)
Usful Ijit:

The Munchkins believed the holiday to be Halloween and chose to dress as turkeys as they followed the yellow-brick road to the Emerald City.

Sadly, and to these delightful little people's misfortune, it was Thanksgiving. And flying monkeys love turkey.

Leader: ..and for God sakes... (Below threshold)

Leader: ..and for God sakes don't get on the diner car!

12 Muslim Turkeys cry racis... (Below threshold)

12 Muslim Turkeys cry racism after being escorted of the train.

A planet where turkeys evol... (Below threshold)

A planet where turkeys evolved from men???

The Great Axescape.... (Below threshold)
La Mano:

The Great Axescape.

(S)wing voters plan their n... (Below threshold)
La Mano:

(S)wing voters plan their next move.

The CBC gathers for a cacus... (Below threshold)

The CBC gathers for a cacus

The turkeys waited patientl... (Below threshold)
Usful Ijit:

The turkeys waited patiently at the scrimmage line. The Detroit Lions, fearful of having their heads handed to them, refused to take the field.

Poultry in motion... (Below threshold)
John in CA:

Poultry in motion

All politician's departing ... (Below threshold)

All politician's departing the fowl quagmire in D.C. Await special earmark funding so they dont have to foot the $2.50 bill for the ride home..

One unnamed turkey quirp's: Anyone know where I can get Me a rich widow hen?

Pelosi: "The Voters have gi... (Below threshold)

Pelosi: "The Voters have given their mandate Mr. President, 'Get the Flock out of Iraq.'"

Sadly, only one participant... (Below threshold)

Sadly, only one participant showed up for the first annual "Running of the Turkeys" in Ramsey, NJ.

These humans; tell them we'... (Below threshold)
Usful Ijit:

These humans; tell them we're turkeys, they eat us. Tell them we're from turkey, they won't seat us. Heads they win and tails we lose our heads.

Tom Kennedy: Where's My "Wi... (Below threshold)

Tom Kennedy: Where's My "WildTurkey"

Tom Dean: Yeeeehaaaawww!

Tom Durbin: No more torture of turkey's!

Tom Kerry: I actually voted for having our head's cut off, before I voted against it!

Hen Pelosi: I nominate Tom Hasting's to clean up Washington!

Tom Allen: Macockadoodledoo! Ohh wait, that's a rooster! ohh well.

Tom Lieberman: That'll learn those kook's on the left.

Hen Hillary: My hubby better not be stuffing any young hen when I get home!

Tom Thumb: If I hold this out long enough maybe someone will pick us up?

Thanksgiving Day 2006... (Below threshold)
Usful Ijit:

Thanksgiving Day 2006

According to witnesses, several turkeys were overheard saying they were too drunk to fly home, so they did the responsible thing and waited patiently for the train. But for the day, they would most likely have made it home without incident.

The CIA tests out it's late... (Below threshold)

The CIA tests out it's latest secret weapon on un-suspecting commuters, the turkey gun, turns humans to turkeys.

A rash of un-documented tur... (Below threshold)

A rash of un-documented turkeys has infiltrated the country via the rail system, no one know what sinister plan they are about to hatch.

Biscuits, the National Than... (Below threshold)

Biscuits, the National Thanksgiving Turkey, after being pardoned by President Bush, is seen in this survilence photo being escorted by a secret service detail in disguise to his new home at Kidwell Farm in Virginia. The secret service detail agents were wearing outfits designed to make Biscuits blend into the crowd.

Democratic Voters Waiting f... (Below threshold)

Democratic Voters Waiting for the Peace Train.

The delegation from FOWL TU... (Below threshold)

The delegation from FOWL TURKEY (Federation of Worldly Loving TUrkeys Resisting Killing Every Year) heads home, once more disappointed at their failure to be declared an endangered species. Said leader Tom Turk, "Blast it, that [gobble] Pelosi promised we'd get it if we delivered the farm vote!"

This is a Fox News Alert: V... (Below threshold)

This is a Fox News Alert: Video from a Homeland Security surveillance camera offers conclusive evidence that cells of the Turkey Liberation Front are staging to disrupt the Thanksgiving Holiday by rail.

In a Fox News exclusive interview, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said this: "For the last month now, our office has been intercepting more and more electronic chatter focusing on keywords like turkeys, Thanksgiving gatherings and travel so, frankly, we've been beefing up airport security across the nation for weeks now. Obviously, Homeland Security IS working, forcing terrorists like the Turkey Liberation Front into desperate attempts to fly below our radar. Let me be clear: we are on top of this situation. I've spoken with the President on this and he's agreed to provide this office with every means necessary to thwart these fowl acts."

Make way for Congress, Make... (Below threshold)
First Alaskan Man:

Make way for Congress, Make way for Congress....

The last known fans of the ... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

The last known fans of the Dixie Chicks.

"Get the flock outta our wa... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

"Get the flock outta our way!"

Meet The Flockers... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

Meet The Flockers

The local chapter of Turkey... (Below threshold)
sammy small:

The local chapter of Turkeys for Eating of Tofurkey Annually (TETA) gathers for a Thanksgiving protest prior to an attempted mass "dropping" attack on the 5:00 express train.

Imams, crying fowl after be... (Below threshold)

Imams, crying fowl after being forcibly removed from a US Airways jet, remain flightless.

Tom: It's not my fault the ... (Below threshold)

Tom: It's not my fault the 205 is late!!
Larry: If it don't get here soon we'll all be cooked!

Though the World Poultry Wa... (Below threshold)
Usful Ijit:

Though the World Poultry War is a distant memory; the rounding up of turkeys to be shipped by train to slaughter is well documented. Even so, other bird species continue to profess ignorance, and maintain their leader, the Great White Duck, meant nothing untoward when shouting, "Aflac, Aflac"!

Turkey #1: "This taking the... (Below threshold)

Turkey #1: "This taking the train home for the holidays was a great idea. It's alot safer than flying."

Turkey #2: "Yeah, the only way anyone will take a shot at us on the train, is if we ask for seat belt extentions, pull out a Karan and start yelling 'Death to America!'"

Turkey #1: "Don't worry about that... I heard there's a reporter from MSNBC on the train with us, so we're safe."

Markos Markos Moulitsas Zún... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

Markos Markos Moulitsas Zúniga and Friends

"Hey, Lenny, I dare you to ... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

"Hey, Lenny, I dare you to go touch that third rail over there..."

CAUTIONTurk... (Below threshold)


Turkey dropping's zone! Bird's discharge without warning! Proceed with caution!

Follow the yellow ... (Below threshold)

Follow the yellow brick road..!

Little turkey: Tom Tom I do... (Below threshold)

Little turkey: Tom Tom I dont think were in kansas anymore?

"Why are those people drool... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

"Why are those people drooling as they stare at us? It's like they've never seen a turkey before or something. Sheesh."

Mmmmmmm.....organized turke... (Below threshold)
Homer Simpson:

Mmmmmmm.....organized turkeys....

Illegal migration turkeys f... (Below threshold)

Illegal migration turkeys flock to ride the public gravy train.

"Remember, wings at your si... (Below threshold)

"Remember, wings at your sides, look straight ahead, don't look anyone in the eye" "Got it!?!?"

Train shmain! It's Thanksgi... (Below threshold)

Train shmain! It's Thanksgiving *everywhere* dumbass!

After President Bush pardon... (Below threshold)

After President Bush pardons "Flyer" and "Fryer" in the Rose Garden, more illegals are now encouraged to cross the border.

Democratic Congressional le... (Below threshold)

Democratic Congressional leaders embark on whistlestop campaign to restore the draft.

Two variations on a theme:<... (Below threshold)

Two variations on a theme:

The sequel Turkeys On A Train did even more poorly at the box office than did its predecessor
Snakes On A Plane.

Few people know that Snakes On A Plane is actually a remake of the little-known 1974 classic Turkeys On A Train

Window seat! Called it! </... (Below threshold)

Window seat! Called it!

Today we organize; tomorrow... (Below threshold)
La Mano:

Today we organize; tomorrow we vote.

The newest Democrat victim ... (Below threshold)
La Mano:

The newest Democrat victim constituency flocks to Washington.

Just remember guys, we can'... (Below threshold)

Just remember guys, we can't question their patriotism.

"With the train behind sche... (Below threshold)
No One of Consequence:

"With the train behind schedule, Frank Perdue had nowhere to run. The Giblet Mafia had him cornered."


"Evidence presented in the copyright infringement case of Corman v. Hitchcock"


"The Democratic party finally finds a platform to run on"

Turkeys, apparently, keep a... (Below threshold)

Turkeys, apparently, keep a close watch on this heart of mine. They walk the line. They walk the line.


Proving the border control plight is far worse than imagined, the new turkey patrol prepares for their first shift.

Turkey 1: "I think a train ... (Below threshold)

Turkey 1: "I think a train went by here."
Turkey 2: "How d'ya know that?"
Turkey 1: "See, it left its tracks."

"Just order Chivas, and the... (Below threshold)

"Just order Chivas, and they'll think you're a Kennedy."

Ernie always called Shot... (Below threshold)

Ernie always called Shotgun when going for a ride. Little did he know how prophetic that utterance was for today.

Little Known American Hi... (Below threshold)

Little Known American Historical Facts:
How cutting the heads of turkeys and, subsequently, Thanksgiving came into existence.
Tom Turkey: "Hey look everyone, Ernie's tailfeathers look just like an image of the Prophet Mohammad from the back."

Good idea, Tom. Cheney will... (Below threshold)

Good idea, Tom. Cheney will never find us here.

The Dixie Chicks used to fl... (Below threshold)

The Dixie Chicks used to fly to concerts until that fat one shot off her mouth.

We present you with the new... (Below threshold)

We present you with the new ABC fall lineup.

"Pardon Me Sir, Is This The... (Below threshold)

"Pardon Me Sir, Is This The Giblet Stew Choo Choo?"

What do you mean "we should... (Below threshold)

What do you mean "we shoulda hopped into the cargo car with those hippies"? ARE YOU NUTS??? They're not ALL vegans!

Update: <a href="ht... (Below threshold)

Update: Winners announced. Click on the link to read the winning entries. The contest is now closed.






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